oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Antibiotic resistance in South Africa : your country needs you! : forum



The Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP) is a four-country initiative that consists of India, Vietnam, Kenya and South Africa. GARP-South Africa was launched on 8 February 2010 at a meeting attended by 40 experts (clinical, veterinary, policy, research and pharmaceutical spheres). The issues that were identified at this meeting included the establishment of a multidisciplinary GARP-South Africa national task team, and that there is an urgent need for a situational analysis to consolidate all available information pertaining to antimicrobial resistance. This should include reflections on strengths and weaknesses and the identification of gaps in the approach to the challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance. The expertise of the Centre for Disease Dynamics Economics and Policy and all GARP collaborating partners in this venture will need to be drawn upon for translation of all aspects of antimicrobial resistance into policy.


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